Northern NSW

Narrative

Climate change predictions indicate that temperatures will increase.  This means that more of the northern region will productively grow tropical grasses with companion tropical and temperate legumes and temperate grass crops. These pasture systems offer the potential to provide year round pasture production, maintain a higher number of efficient breeding females capable of producing more, heavier and better quality progeny. The challenge lies in adapting coastal and inland production systems to increase the supply of stock and red meat to satisfy the growing demand.

Priorities

  1. Feedbase
  2. Animal Performance & feed use efficiency
  3. RD & A Capacity
  4. Technology/Genomics/Parasite management